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Oscar Schmidt manuscript undated

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1141 (Text) 00000106659832 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/05 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/02/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a typed manuscript, with handwritten edits, entitled "Echoes" by Oscar Schmidt in Spencer, Indiana regarding a story about narrator Dick Wheeler, who along with several friends, visits the estate home of Mrs. Ellen Gilbert in southern Indiana, presumably in New Harmony. The story provides a detailed narrative of the immigration of George Rapp and his followers from Germany to western Pennsylvania in 1803, and their move to Harmony, Indiana in 1814.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Oscar Schmidt manuscript, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
George Rapp (1757-1845) was an Evangelical Lutheran who was exiled from Germany for his controversial religious doctrine. At its height in Germany, Rapp's following was estimated at 12,000. In America, Rapp's following was much lower, at approximately 800 members. The settlement of New Harmony, Indiana was founded upon his ideas.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Oscar Schmidt.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Rapp, George, 1757-1847 > Fiction.
Harmony Society > Fiction.
New Harmony (Ind.) > Fiction.

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